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Ellisville man rescues JCJC student

Photo from Jones County Fire Council Photo from Jones County Fire Council
Photo from Jones County Fire Council Photo from Jones County Fire Council
Photo from Jones County Fire Council Photo from Jones County Fire Council

Authorities are calling an Ellisville man a hero after a rescue late Tuesday night.

The Jones County Fire Council, which provided these photos,  says Kassie Ford's vehicle plunged into the Tallahala Creek – after being hit by an 18-wheeler.  The fire council says Jimmy and Karen Thompson witnessed the crash.   Mr. Thompson immediately jumped into the water and pulled Ford from her submerged car. 

The unidentified driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.  The highway patrol is investigating the incident.

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